The freezing rain is gone, but hundreds are still in the dark in Scarborough | Toronto Star

 thestar.com  2/8/2017 12:25:05 PM 

Freezing rain that pounded the GTA left thousands in the dark at one point Tuesday.
Freezing rain that pounded the GTA left thousands in the dark at one point Tuesday.  (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star) | Order this photo  

By Ebyan AbdigirStaff Reporter

Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Approximately, 1,000 homes and businesses are still in the dark in Scarborough after freezing rain hit the city Tuesday, reports Toronto Hydro.

About 500 customers in the Sheppard Ave E. and Kennedy Rd. area and another 500 customers in the Lawrence Ave E. and Brimley Rd. area are without power.

Restoration for the Lawrence and Brimley regions are scheduled for 9 a.m., says Toronto Hydro.

Christina Basil, a spokesperson for Toronto Hydro, said there were approximately 19,500 people affected by outages at some point between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

“About 11,000 people had their power out all at once,” said Basil.

According to Toronto Hydro, outages were first reported around 5 and 6 p.m. In Mimico and High Park about 1,200 customers were without power. Another outage affected over 1,000 customers in the Beaches area. Near Don Mills, about 640 customers were in the dark.

Into the evening, thousands more lost power in Port Union, Bendale, and Eglinton West.

Environment Canada initiated a freezing rain warning Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. and lifted it just before 11 p.m.

With files from Alina Bykova, Fakiha Baig, and Alicja Siekierska

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